Canadian Coast Guard Limnos arrives Duluth

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Crew member illness brings Limnos to Duluth

2016-0809-7479smBecause of a crew member illness, the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Limnos arrived last night so he could be taken to the hospital. This is, I think, her first visit here at least in a long while (she was built in 1968). I stopped by to see what they were doing this summer. I excepted to talk to them about their ice breaking in the winter since that is what I thought all Great Lakes Coast Guard vessels do. And I was wrong. The Limnos is a research vessel that carries scientists to a wide variety of Great Lakes locations. They work, primarily, on water quality issues. Jocelyn Whalen is a student at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. She is spending the summer working with the technical operations department on the vessel. They operate the scientific equipment the scientists use for water quality testing. She answered all my questions quite nicely. Then ‘more important’ visitors arrived. They must have had better questions but Jocelyn, and some other crew members behind her, had all the answers for them.
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Hello to Afrodite

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Captain Stilianos Mamouzelos will be taking his ship, Olympic Miracle, under the Lift Bridge sometime late this afternoon or early evening (Monday, October 4, 2010). They loaded a cargo of wheat to take to Italy, probably the port of Ravenna. Of course going under the Lift Bridge puts him front and center on the Duluth Shipping News web cam. Watch the ship depart Duluth and try to catch the Captain waving hello to his wife, Afrodite. She will be watching from their home on the Greek island of Limnos in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Above, the Captain is seen just outside the ship’s bridge on Monday afternoon.